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3-D Printing Is Only in the Early Innings

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria Virginia recently hosted a fascinating display of technology. 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD  ) , Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS  ) , and other top companies involved in additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, displayed their wares in the same room.

Fool analyst Rex Moore was at the conference, and chatted with Stratasys engineer Jim Comb. In this installment of our multi-part series, Jim says that despite being around for many years, this technology is still in its infancy.

3D Systems is at the leading edge of a disruptive technological revolution, with the broadest portfolio of 3-D printers in the industry. However, despite years of earnings growth, 3D Systems' share price has risen even faster, and today the company sports a dizzying valuation. To help investors decide whether the future of additive manufacturing is bright enough to justify the lofty price tag on the company's shares, The Motley Fool has compiled a premium research report on whether 3D Systems is a buy right now. In our report, we take a close look at 3D Systems' opportunities, risks, and critical factors for growth. You'll also find reasons to buy or sell, and receive a full year of analyst updates with the report. To start reading, simply click here now for instant access.

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  • Report this Comment On February 28, 2013, at 12:16 PM, paddlinfaster wrote:

    Seriously, what is the deal with the Fool & DDD lately? NOT A DAY PASSES without at LEAST one article. I'm actually interested in this company & stock & have had it on my Watchlist for over a year (& yes, watched it go up & up without me) but this is getting ridiculous! Are you getting paid by the word to hawk it?!

    I hate to say this as I LOVE me some Tim Tebow, but you guys are acting like ESPN last year & their incessant covering of Tebow. Which one of ya'll are SKIP BAYLESS?

    Tebowmania is being replaced by DDD-DEMENTIA!

  • Report this Comment On February 28, 2013, at 1:56 PM, TangoXray7 wrote:

    @ paddlinfaster

    The article mentions Stratasys & 3D Systems, the film illustrates a Stratasys machine and an ExOne machine in operation.

    You're the one that focused on DDD.

  • Report this Comment On February 28, 2013, at 1:57 PM, TangoXray7 wrote:

    PS: Which of course is as it should be :)

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